Sherlock: Music from Series Two [Original Television Soundtrack]

Sherlock: Music from Series Two [Original Television Soundtrack]

by Michael Price


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While fans of the hugely popular BBC adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic detective novels had to wait 18 months to get their hands on the original score for the first series, the official soundtrack to the second arrived just weeks after its intriguing finale pulled in a massive eight million viewers. Composed yet again by Michael Price (Band of Brothers) and David Arnold (James Bond), its 19 instrumentals pursue a similar minimal and suitably suspenseful classical sound as its BAFTA/Emmy-nominated predecessor, from the haunting violin solo of "Irene's Theme" (the opening track dedicated to the ruthless dominatrix who appeared in A Scandal in Belgravia), to the unsettling percussion and eerie sound effects of "Pursued by a Hound" (from a pivotal scene in The Hounds of Baskerville), to the unbearably intense orchestral crescendo of "Prepared to Do Anything" (the climactic number from the watercooler final episode, The Reichenbach Fall). Apart from the sweeping elegance of "Sherlocked," which could have wandered in from Downton Abbey, and the playful incorporation of the theme music on "Status Symbols," the sparse and restrained pieces are little more than incidental music which understandably fail to pack the same punch without any visuals. But it's still an appropriately dramatic and atmospheric affair which should appeal to those who want to immerse themselves even further in the modern-day mysteries of the great detective.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/08/2012
Label: Silva America
UPC: 0738572138325
catalogNumber: 1383
Rank: 190563

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Price   Primary Artist,Conductor
Caroline Dale   Cello
London Session Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Eos Chater   Violin
Rael Jones   Guitar,Mandolin,Percussion

Technical Credits

David Arnold   Composer,Liner Notes
Michael Price   Composer,Liner Notes
David Stoner   Executive Producer
Beryl Vertue   Executive Producer
Nick Wollage   Engineer
Chris Barrett   Engineer
Mark Gatiss   Writer,Creation
Thomas Bowes   Orchestra Leader
Reynold D'Silva   Executive Producer
Rael Jones   Additional Music
Anthony Weeden   Orchestration
Stuart Ford   Artwork
Sue Vertue   Producer,Executive Producer
Steven Moffat   Writer,Creation
Toby Haynes   Director
Steve Thompson   Writer
Elaine Cameron   Producer
Paul McGuigan   Director

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Sherlock: Music from Series Two [Original Television Soundtrack] 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Cumberbatch More than 1 year ago
FrodoLives More than 1 year ago
Delightful! I personally found this one slightly more enjoyable than the first. Irene's Theme is beautiful and the score accompianing "The Reichenbach Fall" is heartwrenching. Great score. Beautiful music.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago